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Cranwell ON PARADE:AVM Byford reviews graduates at RAF College Cranwell. PHOTOS: GORDON ELIAS

A personnel triumph HR officer wins Sword of Honour... and it’s presented by his new chief THE RAF has 50 new officers after the latest intake graduated from the Officer Training Academy at Cranwell. Chief of Staff Personnel, Air Vice-Marshal Maria Byford, was the Reviewing Officer at the graduation of The Queen’s Squadron consisting of Officers from Modular Initial Officer Training Course No 5. She said: “It is a great honour to be back at RAF College Cranwell, some 30 years after my own graduation, and to be the Reviewing Officer. “Today marks the next step in the journey for graduating officers, their families and friends, and the College staff, and they should feel enormous pride in their achievements. Congratulations to all and good luck on your incredible journey.” The graduates are as follows: PILOT Fg Off M W L Chamberlain BEng (Hons) Fg Off D W G Henderson MEng Fg Off R L Honnor Fg Off T M Kelly BSc Fg Off A E McGill BSc Fg Off J R McGirr BEng AIR OPERATIONS (SYSTEMS) REMOTELY PILOTED AIR Plt Off A C Isaac SYSTEMS (Pilot) Plt Off M S C Neville BA(Hons), MRes Fg Off H J Brierley MSc, BA(Hons) Plt Off C Wagstaff BSc (Hons) Fg Off C S Scott INTELLIGENCE WEAPONS SYSTEMS OFFICER Fg Off B G Gill Fg Off S C Cassidy MBA Fg Off G A Jones BSc Fg Off J S Dixon Plt Off C P Davies BA Fg Off D P Mosedale BEng (Hons) Plt Off J A M Myers AIR OPERATIONS (CONTROL) Fg Off J D Davison Fg Off B Goodwin Fg Off B J Griffin Fg Off R Nichols Plt Off O J Fielding Plt Off L G Knight Plt Off E J Mortley Plt Off C D Partington BSc MSc Plt Off L G Webdale Plt Off A Young BEng (Hons) ARAeS Plt Off D L Jackson

REGIMENT Plt Off N J Dacey BSc PROVOST Fg Off G A Sheldon BA (Hons) Plt Off A Q J Duffy BA Plt Off A E George BSc ENGINEER (AEROSYSTEMS) Fg Off J K Howard BEng Fg Off A F Ledger BEng, EngTech Fg Off S A MacRae BEng (Hons)

JUST THE JOB: Sword winner Fg Off P A Short with personnel chief AVM Byford

Fg Off K A D Martin BEng iMechE IET Fg Off J G Turner MEng

MEDICAL Fg Off J S Girling

ENGINEER (COMMUNICATIONS – ELECTRONICS) Fg Off C C Cavaghan FdEng Fg Off W J Gaunt MEng Fg Off E J B Ketcher Fg Off C L Love


LOGISTICS Fg Off B D J Fairbrother Plt Off T D Askey Plt Off E G A Wilkinson PERSONNEL SUPPORT Fg Off N F Gardner BSc MSc Fg Off P A Short Plt Off V L Logan LLB PERSONNEL TRAINING Plt Off J Blackbourn BSc

THE SWORD OF HONOUR Awarded to the best overall RAF cadet – Off Cdt P A Short THE HENNESSY TROPHY AND PHILIP SASSOON MEMORIAL PRIZE Awarded to the second-best RAF cadet – Off Cdt S C Cassidy MBA THE MacROBERT PRIZE Awarded to the top cadet in the eyes of their peers – Off Cdt C C Cavaghan FdEng

THE BAE SYSTEMS TROPHY Awarded to the best cadet in professional studies – Off Cdt S C Cassidy MBA THE WARRANT OFFICER BILL TORRANCE TROPHY Awarded to the top cadet in Physical Education – Off Cdt J Blackbourn BSc THE RAF CLUB PRIZE Awarded to the most determined RAF cadet – Off Cdt J S Dixon THE SARAH MOLAND MEMORIAL PRIZE Awarded to the cadet who has demonstrated the most courage and fortitude to complete Officer Training – Off Cdt N F Gardner BSc, Msc

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